Dr. Xiang Bing

Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed, independent and private business school with headquarters in Beijing, campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen and representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.

He has served as an independent board member of a number of companies (including two Fortune Global 500 companies) listed in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United States. He is a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC, a top-ranked business school in Brazil), a member of the Global Advisory Board of Yonsei School of Business in Korea, a member of the Advisory Board of Asia House in London and a Counselor for One Young World Summit in Dublin. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for United Way Worldwide (US) from 2011-2017, the largest private charitable organization in the world.

Dr. Xiang is a leading authority on China business. His research interests include the reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China. His insights on the innovations in China, globalization of Chinese companies, China’s development models and global implications of China’s transformation, social innovations and global economic disruptions, China-US relations, global trade and investment systems and global governance has been widely acclaimed.

Dr. Xiang has served as keynote speaker at influential forums and conferences around the world including 2020 China National Annual Conference on Philanthropy, SCMP China Conference: USA 2019, Trade and Development Regional Forum 2019, Harvard China Forum (2017, 2018 & 2019), FT Banking Summit 2017, CKGSB-Brookings US-China Forum 2016, US Committee of 100 Annual Conference 2016 etc. He has been invited to prestigious webinars such as Bo’ao Dialogue 2020, Asian Leadership Conference 2020 and World Chinese Economic Summit 2020.

He has participated in prominent closed-door conferences, including Ditchley Foundation Annual Forum, Yale CEO Summit and Rome Roundtable. He was also an invited speaker for forums such as the World Economic Forum, Bo’ao Forum for Asia and Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, and for institutions like the Foreign Policy Association, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pheu Thai Party in Thailand and Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Xiang was named the “China Philanthropist of the Year” in 2018 and 2020 by China Philanthropy Times. He was awarded the “Vanguard for Social Responsibilities” in 2020 by Southern Weekly.

Dr. Xiang received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Alberta in Canada, and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.